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buildings are still without power or heat, and abc's steve osunsami went to find out why. >> reporter: we went climbing the long and dark stairs in redhook, brooklyn, at the new york city housing authority where thousands of family are living without heat and electricity. some of the 47,000 without power across the city. >> you just have to, well, pray and hope for the best. >> reporter: we found nia tarver and her family using steam from boiling water to keep warm. >> thank god my stove works. if we didn't have the stove, it -- i don't think i would stay here. >> reporter: the stove is what is keeping you warm? >> yeah. >> reporter: outside, long lines at the relief agencies for bread, blankets and suits. red cross agencies are here. families are entering their third week without power, and they want someone held accountable. >> we were left behind. that's all i can say. left behind. we, too, pay taxes. >> reporter: they worry there is no one rushing to restore the power here because they're poor. local power utilities say they have done their job, the power is here at the curb. the hous
. the price of used cars is now going through the roof. here's abc's steve osunsami. >> reporter: for the thousands of families who now need to rebuild their homes after the storm, hurricane sandy's second act feels especially cruel. >> we all lost our cars at the same time we are all trying to get a car. it is a madhouse. >> reporter: many of these families lost their transportation. more than 250,000 personal vehicles were washed away by storm waters. today used car dealerships are busy with storm victims, adding insult to injury, prices are shooting up because of the storm. >> we are expecting to see higher prices of $700 to $1,000 per vehicle. >> reporter: for every six people who walk into the staten island used car dealership to buy a car, five lost their cars to the storm. mid -- michelle and thomas licari just bought a used minivan that came with 70,000 miles. >> we were hoping to get something for under $10,000. i wind up spending $13,000. >> reporter: it was a happy moment, but costly too. >> i need a car. i have off to go to work tomorrow. so -- i am planning to suffer
miles, out of a $5 million prize and then waiting years upon years to collect it. abc's steve osunsami has this story. >> reporter: andy ashcar still claims he bought the winning scratchoff ticket himself in 2006 at his family's syracuse univen ye convenience story and waited six years to split it with his brother because he thought the cash would negatively affect the engagement to his girlfriend. >> i would hope at some point in the last six years. >> reporter: lottery officials say that was the fir s clue, love or not. no one waits that long to claim $5 million. >> $5 million. >> waited until now. >> reporter: they put out a detailed press release hoping it would lead them to the winner. prosecutors are calling the brothers chelats and crooks saying they swindled the ticket from a father of two on top of the world. in october 2006 he was cashing in the winning ticket at the corner store confused by the number of zeros. >> what he saw was a 5 and a bunch of zeros. he made the mistake of trusting the person that sold him the ticket. police say the man he bind the counter told him he w
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